Environment

Monarch Butterflies
7:03 am
Mon February 24, 2014

WMU Professor Warns of Declining Monarch Butterfly Population

Monarch Butterfly
Credit Ekabhishek, Wikimedia Commons

Interview with Stephen Malcolm

Western Michigan University Professor of Biological Sciences Stephen Malcolm is among the scientists warning that monarchs are becoming rare east of the Rocky Mountains in North America. 

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9:07 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Kellogg's Palm Oil Policy Seen as Influential in Food Industry

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Battle Creek-based company announced change in policy last week
Kellogg announced by 2015 it would require its palm oil producers to be 'environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable'. The decision by the world's leading cereal company comes in response to protests over the environmental impact of palm oil harvesting.
10:30 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Michigan Officials Say Heavy Snow and Ice May Result in Fish "Winterkills"

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Winterkill occurs during long, harsh winters, particularly in shallow lakes
This years severe winter has been tough on those living in Michigan, but it will most likely be even tougher on fish and wildlife. The Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone that after the heavy ice and snow melts on Michigan lakes this winter, it may be common to discover groups of dead fish and other aquatic creatures.
Environmental Justice
8:13 am
Wed February 19, 2014

WSW: Seeking Environmental Justice

Building that was once home to Renaissance Ballroom in Harlem
Credit Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with Peggy Shepard

Peggy Shepard helped start West Harlem Environmental Action, or WE ACT, for Environmental Justice in 1988. 

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Environmental Justice
9:13 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Activist Seeks Environmental Justice for Minorities and Poor

Kalamazoo protesters calling for clean up of Allied Paper Landfill - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Peggy Shepard

The founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice based in New York will speak this week at Western Michigan University. 

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